Sutter Neuroscience Institute established the Sutter Gamma Knife Center in 1998 at the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento campus. The Sutter Gamma Knife Center in Sacramento was the first in the country to receive the Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™ system. Our Gamma Knife Center has treated more than 2,000 patients with this innovative, lifesaving and proven technology.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery utilizes one of the world’s most technologically advanced machines to treat brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, vascular malformations, epilepsy, essential tremor and other neurological disorders. The procedure was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1989, but the technology has greatly advanced over time. Our center's multidisciplinary team includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, neuroradiologists, nurses and support staff who have extensive experience working with Gamma Knife technology.